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Posterior Apprehension Test

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Other Names

  • Posterior Apprehension Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the Posterior Apprehenstion Test[1]
  • Evaluate the posterior aspect of the Glenoid Labrum as a cause of shoulder pain or other symptoms

Description

  • Patient is supine
  • Examiner forward flexes arm to 90° and adducted
  • Apply anterior support to scapula with other arm
  • Apply posteriorly directed force to shoulder through humerus
  • Positive
    • Patient experiences instability or pain

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of Nata Parnes, MD
Created by:
John Kiel on 17 March 2020 18:13:22
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28 April 2023 08:08:54
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